There is no doubt that America means many different things to different people. I was brought up in a “love it or leave it” town, during the Vietnam War. But as I grew up, I realized that I was more the “love it and improve it” type. Probably the reason I’ve spent my entire career in education.
I read this story when I was a kid. And it has stayed with me all these years. If anyone asked me what America means to me, I can give no better answer than “Yes, Your Honesty” by George and Helen Papashvily.